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Serrano Hears Bipartisan Testimony From Lawmakers Supporting Programs Endangered by Trump

February 28, 2017
Press Release

Serrano Hears Bipartisan Testimony From Lawmakers Supporting Programs Endangered by Trump

 

Members Day Hearing Features Testimony in Support of VAWA, COPS, and Legal Services Corporation

 

Washington, DC- Today, Congressman José E. Serrano, the Ranking Democrat on the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee, responded to testimony from Members of Congress in support of a number of programs contained in the CJS bill:

 

“I want to thank the Members who testified in front of the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee today.  They demonstrated the importance of the many programs that we fund in this subcommittee.  In particular, I want to point out the bipartisan commitment to a number of programs rumored to be endangered under the Trump Administration- including funding for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the COPS program, and the Legal Services Corporation (LSC).”

 

“Given the news yesterday that Donald Trump will propose dramatically slashing domestic spending, there is no doubt that important priorities are in danger.  We will likely hear more about President Trump’s radical and destructive views tonight. However, at today's hearing, we heard a powerful rebuttal of his harmful plan to essentially gut spending in important social and economic programs to primarily boost our defense. Republicans and Democrats in Congress alike support programs that invest in our future, ensure public safety, and protect vulnerable populations."

 

Last month, press reports indicated a number of programs under the CJS subcommittee would be proposed for elimination under Trump's budget.

 

 

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115th Congress